Ohio State Heisman #2 – Vic Janowicz – 1950

Here is my second entry in the Heisman Trophy series. I hope I can instill some Buckeye Pride by maybe teaching some of you about the deep tradition and history of the Ohio State Football team. Please feel to comment.

  • Played tailback, quarterback and kicker. Also, played safety on defense.
  • Holds the Big Ten record for extra points in a single game (10).
  • Also holds the Big Ten single game record of 21 punts for 685 yards.
  • Kicked 27 yard field goal in the famous 1950 “Snow Bowl” vs Michigan.
  • Played baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates for 2 years after college.
  • Went back to football in 1954, signing with the Washington Redskins.
  • Pro career ended when he was in a near fatal accident that left him unconscious for a 30 day period.
  • Member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.
  • Died February of 1996.


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